I’m supposed to be in Miami right now. Like, right this very minute. In fact, there’s a 90% chance I’d be sipping on a mojito, while musing on the 2017 Nissan Rogue revealed tonight. Instead, I’m on my couch in Dallas, pecking away on my laptop. But, thanks to social media and clever friends, you might say I was rogue in Miami.
You see, Nissan invited me to be their guest at the Miami International Auto Show this weekend. I was supposed to fly into Miami, see the 2017 Nissan Rogue be revealed on Friday evening, and then help share breaking news on Saturday morning from the auto show floor.
But, fate had different plans, and thanks to a runaway or “rogue” scooter Monday evening, I canceled the trip to stay home and comfort my son (the proud owner of a long cast protecting a broken wrist). Of course, with a press release in my inbox and friends on site, I was ready to cover the event from Dallas.
However, while reviewing the press release, my social media feed started blowing up with photos of me…in Miami. Well, not me exactly, but flat Kristin.
Or the more “flattering” version of me popped up! Flat Kristin with a bartender and a mojito. Flat Kristin interrogating the infamous Steve Parrett about the 2017 Nissan Rogue, flat Kristin selfies, and a flat Kristin between Dan Bedore and Dan Passe. I was definitely rogue in Miami!
Okay, enough Kristin already…let’s talk about the real celebrity the 2017 Nissan Rogue!
Highlights of the new Rogue In Miami:
- Three new exterior colors, new front and rear fascias, V-motion grille, integrated fog lights, revised rear combination lights with LED boomerang signature taillights, chrome side moldings
- Motion-Activated Liftgate
- New 17-inch, 18-inch and 19-inch wheel designs
- Redesigned front center console
- New cloth seat materials
- New D-shaped steering wheel
- New sport mode shifter with leather boot
- Available memory seats and mirrors
- Heated cloth seats and remote engine start standard on SV grade
- Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC)1
- Forward Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection
- Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Lane Departure Prevention (LDP) added
- Blind Spot Warning (BSW) and Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) added as standard to SV grade
- High-beam assist headlights (SL)
And, the real surprise, Nissan introduced the first ever Rogue hybrid. Nissan executives anticipate the new will become Nissan’s top-selling vehicle.
“Following three straight years of consecutive growth, we project Rogue will approach 300,000 units in the current fiscal year, nearly doubling sales since 2012,” said Jose Muñoz, executive vice president, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. and chairman, Nissan North America, Inc. “For 2017, we’re turning up the heat on the competition with enhancements designed to keep Rogue at the top of compact SUV buyers’ wish lists.”